Sagan powers to victory in Porto Cervo

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) gave further notice of his burgeoning talent with a dominant victory on stage one of the Giro di Sardegna. In an uphill sprint to the line, the young Slovak simply had too much for former world champion Alessandro Ballan (BMC) and teammate Daniel Oss, and he won by a healthy margin.

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Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale3:35:25
2Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 2 - Cell 2
4Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 3 - Cell 2
5Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 4 - Cell 2
6Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni GiocattoliRow 5 - Cell 2
7Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 6 - Cell 2
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 7 - Cell 2
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 8 - Cell 2
10Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 9 - Cell 2
11Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - GuerciottiRow 10 - Cell 2
12Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 11 - Cell 2
13Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain National TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & SaponeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShackRow 17 - Cell 2
19Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 18 - Cell 2
20Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - GuerciottiRow 19 - Cell 2
21Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 20 - Cell 2
22Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 21 - Cell 2
23Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni GiocattoliRow 22 - Cell 2
24Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 23 - Cell 2
25Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShackRow 24 - Cell 2
26Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:00:05
27Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 26 - Cell 2
28Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - GuerciottiRow 27 - Cell 2
29Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 28 - Cell 2
30Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Andrea Noe (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 31 - Cell 2
33Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team AstanaRow 32 - Cell 2
34Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & SaponeRow 33 - Cell 2
35Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack0:00:15
36Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 35 - Cell 2
37Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 38 - Cell 2
40Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 40 - Cell 2
42Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni GiocattoliRow 42 - Cell 2
44Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 43 - Cell 2
45Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 44 - Cell 2
46Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Team RadioShackRow 45 - Cell 2
47Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & SaponeRow 46 - Cell 2
48Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 48 - Cell 2
50Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Alexander Mironov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche - GuerciottiRow 51 - Cell 2
53Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team AstanaRow 52 - Cell 2
54Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 53 - Cell 2
55Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 54 - Cell 2
56Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 55 - Cell 2
57Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 56 - Cell 2
58Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:00:46
59Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:02
60Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche - GuerciottiRow 59 - Cell 2
61Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche - GuerciottiRow 61 - Cell 2
63Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 63 - Cell 2
65Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShackRow 64 - Cell 2
66Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain National TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:01:24
68Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:38
69Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:01:41
70Luca Fioretti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera0:01:42
71Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:57
72Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack0:02:01
73Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:56
74David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:02:02
75Luke Rowe (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:02:03
76Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:02
77Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Pro Team Astana0:02:03
78Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:02:04
79Emanuel Vona (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:02:05
80Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:06
81Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:02:12
82Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:02:44
83Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 82 - Cell 2
84Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels CarreraRow 83 - Cell 2
85Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:02:42
86Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:44
87Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain National TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain National TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShackRow 90 - Cell 2
92Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) Ora Hotels Carrera0:02:49
93Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 92 - Cell 2
94Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 95 - Cell 2
97Emanuele Rizza (Ita) Ora Hotels CarreraRow 96 - Cell 2
98Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 97 - Cell 2
99Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 98 - Cell 2
100Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:03:29
101Cristiano Fumagalli (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti0:03:31
102Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:03:47
103Simone Boifava (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera0:04:22
104Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:06:27
105Steven Burke (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:07:58
106Roberto De Patre (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 105 - Cell 2
107Adriano Angeloni (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera0:08:21
108Krisztian Lovassy (Hun) Ora Hotels CarreraRow 107 - Cell 2
109Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:08:19
110Walter Proch (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera0:08:21
111Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti0:08:20
112Samuel Harrison (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:13:59
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Points
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale10pts
2Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli5Row 3 - Cell 3
5Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD4Row 4 - Cell 3
6Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli3Row 5 - Cell 3
7Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli2Row 6 - Cell 3
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD1Row 7 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Pantogia, 20.3km
1Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team5pts
2Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C103Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Cannigione, 41.9km
1Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C105pts
2Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Arzachena, 86.0km
1Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team5pts
2Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C103Row 1 - Cell 3
3Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 4 - Arzachena, 122.2km
1Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team5pts
2Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Cima Micalosu, 48.3km
1Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C103pts
2Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - San Pantaleo, 98.8km
1Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team3pts
2Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C102Row 1 - Cell 3
3Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Teams
1Liquigas-Cannondale10:46:15
2Lampre - ISDRow 1 - Cell 2
3Androni GiocattoliRow 2 - Cell 2
4Team RadioShackRow 3 - Cell 2
5Acqua & Sapone0:00:05
6BMC Racing TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Miche - GuerciottiRow 6 - Cell 2
8Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 7 - Cell 2
9Katusha Team0:00:15
10Pro Team Astana0:00:25
11Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:30
12Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 11 - Cell 2
13Great Britain National Team0:01:07
14Ora Hotels Carrera0:07:15
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General classification after stage 1
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale3:35:15
2Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:04
3Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:06
4Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:00:10
5Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 4 - Cell 2
6Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni GiocattoliRow 5 - Cell 2
7Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 6 - Cell 2
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 7 - Cell 2
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 8 - Cell 2
10Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 9 - Cell 2
11Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - GuerciottiRow 10 - Cell 2
12Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 11 - Cell 2
13Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain National TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & SaponeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShackRow 17 - Cell 2
19Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 18 - Cell 2
20Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - GuerciottiRow 19 - Cell 2
21Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 20 - Cell 2
22Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10Row 21 - Cell 2
23Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni GiocattoliRow 22 - Cell 2
24Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 23 - Cell 2
25Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShackRow 24 - Cell 2
26Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShackRow 26 - Cell 2
28Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Great Britain National Team0:00:15
29Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 28 - Cell 2
30Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - GuerciottiRow 29 - Cell 2
31Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 30 - Cell 2
32Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Andrea Noe (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 33 - Cell 2
35Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team AstanaRow 34 - Cell 2
36Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & SaponeRow 35 - Cell 2
37Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack0:00:25
38Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 39 - Cell 2
41Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 40 - Cell 2
42Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox